External Funding Opportunities

Research Funding
In addition to funding available through Brandeis Innovation, we work to identify external opportunities for funding in a range of disciplines. Below is a list of upcoming opportunities forwarded to our office; information presented is from the sponsoring organizations and taken from their materials. Please do your diligence before submitting as these are external opportunities. The submission process varies--some select opportunities include info sessions where you can meet grantors' representatives. See each listing for details.

M2D2 $200K Challenge

February 19, 2018

The goal of the $200K Challenge is to identify the most promising innovations that will move the needle in healthcare. They will be presented to a group of experts - industry partners, investors, product development experts, regulatory and quality experts, and medical, academic and business experts. The applicants whose innovations are deemed best will be awarded with in-kind services to advance their technologies.

The $200K Challenge is being sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Innovation, the Massachusetts Life Sciences CenterAmgenBoston ScientificMintz LevinMPR and R&Q.

Brandeis SMURF Fellowships

March 1, 2018
The Division of Science offers seven MRSEC Summer Materials Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SMURF) for Brandeis students doing undergraduate research, sponsored by the Brandeis Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

The fellowship winners will receive $5,000 stipends (housing support is not included) to engage in an intensive and rewarding research and development program that consists of full-time research in a MRSEC lab, weekly activities (~1-2 hours/week) organized by the MRSEC Director of Education, and participation in SciFest VII onAug 2, 2018.

The due date for applications is March 1, 2018, at 6:00 PM EST.

The Eppley Foundation Grants

March 15, 2018
The Eppley Foundation supports advanced, novel, scientific research by PhDs or MDs with an established record of publication in their specialties. Any applicant to the Foundation must be associated with a nonprofit organization with headquarters or a branch office in the US to process the funds. Checks are not issued directly to individuals. Please be aware that the foundation only rarely funds research into diseases that have considerable financial support available, such as AIDS, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Letters of inquiry should be written in language clear to the layman. LOIs, not to exceed 1,000 words, should be received by March 15th

Pass It On Awards Program

March 28, 2018

The Anita Borg Systers Pass It On Awards honors Anita Borg’s desire to create a network of  women technologists helping each other. The cash award helps fund women in computing or projects that inspire and support girls and women to enter computing. We encourage recipients to “pass on” the benefits they gain from the award, creating a movement of women helping women.

These awards are funded by generous donations from Systers, our online community founded by Anita Borg in 1987, and other members of the community.

Applications are open from December 20, 2017 to March 28, 2018. Any woman over 18 may apply, though she must be in or aspiring to be in computing fields. Awards range from $500 to $1,000 USD.